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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 17, 2022

Wolf Point man who assaulted man in head with bat sentenced to 32 months in prison

GREAT FALLS — A Wolf Point man who admitted to attacking a man in the head with a bat on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation was sentenced today to 32 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

Harry B. Azure, 22, pleaded guilty in October 2021 to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. Chief Judge Morris also ordered $13,505 restitution.

In court documents filed in the case, the government alleged that on Nov. 19, 2019 in Wolf Point, Azure and another individual broke through the door of the residence of the victim, identified as John Doe, struck the victim multiple times in the head with a small baseball bat and left. The victim initially was treated at a local hospital then flown to Billings because of the severity of injuries.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Assistant U.S. Attorney Wendy Johnson, prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Fort Peck Tribal Police.

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Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Contact: 
Clair J. Howard Public Affairs Officer 406-247-4623
Press Release Number: 
22-049
Updated February 17, 2022